The Gentle Monster balance board is made from the highest quality natural real wood. Covered with ecologically friendly lacquers, with means no smell and nice looks.
The wood on this board has unique coloring, texture, grain, and mineral patterns in the outer layer, which make each board one of a kind. Smooth rounded edges and corners ensure the safety of the children
Measures 35 inches long, 11.8 inches wide, 0.66 inches thick, and 6 inches tall at the highest point. This durable piece of Montessori furniture is a solid heirloom item that can be used for many years of adventure. It can safely hold up to 480lbs so that friends can join the fun too.
New Wave board is made by the DWDream brand. This is a heavy-duty board made out of beech wood and birchwood, ensuring long-term use and durability. Board is covered with eco-friendly stains and varnishes.
Each board is carefully handcrafted to make sure of its premium built and safety of use. Suitable for toddlers, children, teens, and even adults weighing up to 485 lbs (220 kg).
Outdoor games can be played, but the board will wear faster, but the New Wave balance board is protected by the felt cloth which will reduce the degree of wear.
Another balance board by the DWDream brand. Like the one above this board is made from the highest quality natural real wood and covered with ecologically friendly lacquers.
The wood has unique coloring, texture, grain, and mineral patterns in the outer layer, which make each board one of a kind.
This balance board is suitable for toddlers, children, teens, and even adults weighing up to 485 lbs (220 kg).
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What types of balance boards are best suited for kids?
Almost all balance boards for kids are referred to as rocker boards. They are simple in design and usage. It is a piece of wooden board that is bent to form a rocker.
This kind of shape makes it easy for kids to stand and balance. Unlike other balance boards, it doesn’t have moving parts (like a roller) which makes it much safer and easier to use.
Rocker boards can be used at any age, in fact, also adults can use them for recreational purposes to improve balance and coordination. However, usually, these kinds of balance boards are made for kids ages 3 – 8.
If your child is more physically active or doing sports you may want to consider getting a more advanced balance board, more suited for beginner adults.
What are the benefits of a balance board for kids?
Besides fun and exciting pastime balance boards have useful benefits that might aid the development of your child. Some of them are:
Agility and coordination
Muscle and core strength
Dr. Frank Belgau spoke about the benefits of training on a wooden balance board for kids with special needs, for the first time in the 1960s.
He and his colleagues who conducted research on this topic proved that balance exercises stimulate the activity of the cerebellum and interhemispheric interaction, which improves neural interaction, and speech, and corrects learning disorders (dyslexia, dysgraphia).
What are the risks of using a balance board?
A word of caution must be said. Like in any sport or activity a certain level of risk is involved when using a balance board especially if it’s kids.
The board might slip out from under feet or a kid might go off balance and this may lead to unwanted consequences. To avoid any serious injuries keep in mind these few simple tips:
Always ensure a safe environment:
Make sure there’s enough space around a balance board;
There’s a soft and dry surface underneath a balance board.
Make sure the health and physical conditions of your child are in proper shape;
Make sure to watch and/or assist your child, especially when using it the first time;
Start small and progress over time.
What to look out for when choosing balance boards for kids?
Often balance boards for kids and toddlers look the same and are called rocker boards. Because most of them have a rocker type. But still, there are a few other aspects to consider before choosing the right board:
The size of the balance board is going to affect the way your child feels and controls the board.
Balance boards come in a variety of sizes. Usually the longer the board the wider stance can be.
Things to look out for:
the size of the board has to be large in order for the child to position comfortably;
the deck has to be sturdy and durable.
The balance board has to be sturdy and durable. That’s why you have to look out for materials the balance board is made out of.
High-quality materials will ensure the balance board will remain it looks in the long run as well as endure everything that comes in its way.